The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 9 D/ST

October 31, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 9 Fantasy Flavor Defense / Special Teams Power Rankings. It’s the top 20 D/STs based on what we’ve seen so far, and a look ahead at this week’s match ups. In addition to the power rankings, we’ve identified the best and worst match ups for week 9 and ranked all 28 D/STs in the order you should consider them this week.

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Week 9 K Rankings and Previews

 

Fantasy Defense / Special Teams Power Rankings Week 9

 

The power rankings are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of who to start this week, match up information for week 9 is listed below the rankings. Last weeks rankings are in parentheses.

1. Chicago Bears (2) – 5 TD, 14 sacks, 10 int, 6 fum rec, 1 safety, 144 pts allowed 

2. Tennessee Titans (1) – 2 TD, 18 sacks, 12 int, 4 fum rec, 87 pts allowed

3. Philadelphia Eagles (5) – 2 TD, 23 sacks, 8 int, 7 fum rec, 1 safety, 131 pts allowed

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3) – 4 TD, 14 sacks, 12 int, 3 fum rec, 114 pts allowed

5. Green Bay Packers (4) - 5 TD, 12 sacks, 13 int, 1 fum rec, 151 pts allowed

6. Baltimore Ravens (7) – 2 TD, 16 sacks, 9 int, 1 fum rec, 1 safety, 98 pts allowed

7. Pittsburgh Steelers (6) - 1 TD, 25 sacks, 6 int, 4 fum rec, 133 pts allowed

8. New York Giants (10) – 1 TD, 26 sacks, 8 int, 1 fum rec, 2 safeties, 114 pts allowed

9. Minnesota Vikings (8) – 2 TD, 16 sacks, 4 int, 7 fum rec, 1 safety, 166 pts allowed  

10. Arizona Cardinals (9) – 1 TD, 19 sacks, 3 int, 9 fum rec, 165 pts allowed

11. New York Jets (11) – 2 TD, 24 sacks, 5 int, 5 fum rec, 185 pts allowed  

12. New Orleans Saints (17) – 3 TD, 14 sacks, 6 int, 5 fum rec, 1 safety, 175 pts allowed

13. Cleveland Browns (16) – 1 TD, 11 sacks, 9 int, 4 fum rec, 117 pts allowed

14. Carolina Panthers (13) – 1 TD, 13 sacks, 5 int, 6 fum rec, 169 pts allowed 

15. San Francisco 49ers (12) – 3 TD, 14 sacks, 8 int, 2 fum rec, 186 pts allowed   

16. Seattle Seahawks (NR) – 1 TD, 19 sacks, 2 int, 5 fum rec, 231 pts allowed

17. Miami Dolphins (NR) – 0 TD, 17 sacks, 4 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety,  235 pts allowed

18. Buffalo Bills (14) – 1 TD, 13 sacks, 4 int, 6 fum rec, 141 pts allowed

19. New England Patriots (NR) – 0 TD, 14 sacks, 8 int, 4 fum rec, 132 pts allowed 

20. Dallas Cowboys (NR) – 0 TD, 22 sacks, 2 int, 6 fum rec, 178 pts allowed

Dropped from Rankings: Indianapolis Colts; Jacksonville Jaguars; San Diego Chargers; Oakland Raiders

 

Here’s a look at who should be a little bit better or worse than normal based on this week’s match ups.

D/STs Who Should Enjoy Their Week 9 Match Ups: Chicago Bears vs. DET; Jacksonville Jaguars @ CIN; Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ KC; New England Patriots @ IND; Philadelphia Eagles @ SEA; Arizona Cardinals @ ST.L; Buffalo Bills vs. NYJ

D/STs Who Could Be Sleepers in Week 9: Houston Texans @ MIN; Cleveland Browns vs. BAL; Washington Redskins vs. PIT

D/STs With Tough Week 9 Match Ups: Green Bay Packers @ TEN; Tennessee Titans vs. GB; Seattle Seahawks vs. PHI; Miami Dolphins @ DEN

D/STs You Might Want to Avoid In Week 9: Dallas Cowboys @ NYG; Oakland Raiders vs. ATL; Detroit Lions @ CHI; St. Louis Rams vs. AZ; Denver Broncos vs. MIA; Kansas City Chiefs vs. TB

 

And finally our “Formulary Start Rankings” for week 9. They’re gotten using the secret Fantasy Flavor Formula, which is basically 2 parts players performance, one part defensive expectations against them and a fraction of my gut thrown in to account for injuries and anomallies. The formulary number is in parenthesis behind the player’s name, the lower the number, the better your player’s chances at a big day.

1. Bears (3)

2. Eagles (13)

3. Bucs (13)

4. Cardinals (28)

5. Giants (29)

6. Steelers (30)

7. Titans (31)

8. Ravens (32)

9. Browns (34)

10. Vikings (37)

11. Patriots (38)

12. Bills (39)

13. Jets (40)

14. Jaguars (41)

15. Packers (42)

16. Texans (46)

17. Dolphins (49)

18. Seahawks (52)

19. Colts (54)

20. Redskins (55)

21. Falcons (61)

22. Cowboys (65)

23. Raiders (65)

24. Bengals (69)

25. Chiefs (70)

26. Rams (75)

27. Broncos (77)

28. Lions (94)

Check back later for the kicker rankings and catch the Fantasy Flavor on Saturday from 4-7 and as always, good luck this week.

Peace,

T

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